Last Friday Capilano Honey and their CEO Ben McKee instituted injurious falsehood and defamation proceedings against myself and this website at a secret hearing in the NSW Supreme Court. They were also granted a super-injunction and I am not allowed to tell anyone about the court case.
The court has also ordered me (7/10/16) to take down 2 previous articles from this website in an attempt to cover-up them selling poisonous and toxic honey. I am going to stand and fight as this is clearly a national public interest matter regarding health and safety and undermines people’s legal right to free speech.
I was denied natural justice as I was never told about the hearing and given I am not allowed to tell anyone about the case it also breaches the “open courts” principle.
All Australians should be alarmed that a food company like Capilano Honey can get a secret super-injunction so they can conceal their corrupt conduct
I am now the second journalist that Capilano Honey and their CEO Ben McKee have sued in frivolous and vexatious defamation proceedings although I am the first where they have sought a super-injunction to cover it up from the public. The first article that they want me to take down is actually an opinion piece regarding them suing the first journalist Simon Mulvany, the health dangers and Capilano breaching court orders to file their full statement of claim. Court orders that Capilano and Ben Mckee are still in breach of now.
If Capilano Honey and Ben McKee had truly been defamed then they would want everyone to know they are suing me for defamation to send a message to others, not trying to conceal it like they are with a Super-Injunction.
They have sued me for 2 posts. One published on the 17th of September 2016 titled: “Australia’s Capilano Honey admit selling toxic and poisonous honey to consumers“ (Click here to read) and a second one published on the 6th of October 2016 titled “Sex tape featuring Capilano Honey CEO Ben McKee covered up by Directors“ (Click here to read).
Capilano and Ben McKee ‘s lawyer Richard Keegan emailed the court documents to me at 7.42pm on Friday and said:
“This email is not for publication and the Court Orders prevent you from providing it to anyone apart from a legal representative for the purpose of advising you.“ (Click here to read the rest of Mr Keegan’s email)
If you have a good look at Richard Keegan’s affidavit it becomes very clear what their real concern is. The article I published on the 17th of September 2016 titled: “Australia’s Capilano Honey admit selling toxic and poisonous honey to consumers” has gone viral including in some parts of Asia. Keegan’s affidavit has stories from Brunei and Malaysia where they have quoted this website and the article. The article has had over 528,000 page views as of today so it has had a fair impact.
On page 6, 7 and 8 of Richard Keegan’s affidavit he seems to confirm the existence of a sex tape and refers to transcript of the tape on page 87. But page 87 is missing as the judge has said they do not have it give me a copy. Once again I am denied natural justice as how can I defend myself against evidence I am not allowed to see?
Interestingly they have not sued me for a 3rd post published on the 24th September 2016 which is titled: “Channel Seven, Capilano Honey and Addisons Lawyers involved in judicial favours scam“ (Click here to read) The fact that they have not sued me for this post I take as admission by Capilano Honey, Channel Seven, their lawyers and barrister Sandy Dawson whom I name in the post.
Capilano Honey has a lot of health and safety issues. For example, by their own admission Capilano Honey know their beekeepers are feeding their bees antibiotics and Chinese irradiated pollen yet refuse to do any testing to determine if it is safe for humans. And then there is the question of all the imports from China, Mexico, Argentina, Hungary and Brazil etc.
While Capilano fail time and again to address the issues and/or answer media questions then it is more than fair to make allegations against them especially when it is backed up by evidence as my previous articles have. Each time I asked Capilano fair and reasonable questions before I published and they refused to answer. They only want to answer easy questions or put out media releases by spin doctors that virtually say nothing.
I do not know the judge who issued the super-injunction but I believe it would have been Justice Peter Hall given he was the Duty Judge for Common Law on Friday. I wrote an article about Peter Hall in 2014 titled “Money talks at the Supreme Court of NSW. Billionaire Kerry Stokes boy Justice Hall scandalises the court” so he is obviously not a fan of this website and vice versa.
Other media like Fairfax Media, who are sued for defamation on a regular basis, are not made to take down their articles until after the final hearing and then only if they lose. It is time corrupt judges stopped abusing their position for the rich and trying to silence whistleblowers.
Time to take a stand
Yes, I am in breach of the super-injunction telling you I am being sued by Capilano and Ben McKee but as far as I am concerned the super-injunction was illegally issued by a nameless judge who has failed to publish reasons for his corrupt secret hearing which breaches common law. So as far as I am concerned the injunction is null and void.
The matter is listed again at 3.00pm on Monday the 10th of October before the Duty Judge (Common Law) which is currently listed as Justice David Davies. I cannot make it and will email him an alternative time and update this post accordingly.
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